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What type of air movement should you expect under those conditions?

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Conditions: If you are sitting on a beach on a warm summer day, you might see the bright sunlight striking the beach and the ocean near the shore. What type of air movement should you expect under ...

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Traffic lights

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For regulation of the traffic we need traffic lights, no doubt about it. But most of them need to be adjusted. Some so called intelligent traffic lights are programmed to optimize traffic flow, ...

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Make all roofs and roads white

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I red an article about a temperature drop in Spain. It was observed through satellites that the temperature dropped in a particular region in Spain where soil was covered with white plastic for the...

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Feb 23 2011 16:59
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Tech Giants Lead Campaign to Bring Renewables to Reluctant States


When the news hits that a company has bought into a monster renewable energy project, chances are that company is the likes of Facebook, Microsoft or Google. Now those tech darlings are using a new vehicle to encourage other companies to do the same -- especially in places where coal power reigns supreme, like South Carolina or Kentucky.

Making the connection between energy and jobs


“Site selection is a process of elimination,” Cain says. “Decision-makers work to identify reasons to remove sites from consideration, and electric infrastructure and reliability are basic questions in almost every industrial prospect’s initial request for information.” As it turns out, Facebook’s data center will draw the 120 megawatts of power it needs from a 100 percent renewable source

This is what Microsoft's president said should be a priority for the cloud business


In advance of the 2016 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit – which Microsoft is hosting this week in Redmond – the company pledged to increase the amount of renewable energy it uses to power datacenters from 44 percent today to 50 percent by 2020, and 60 percent in the next decade. Microsoft also pledged to invest in research.

Facebook, Microsoft Give Clean Energy a Boost With Buyer's Group


Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces with environmental groups to promote the development of 60 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2025. That’s enough to replace all the coal-fired power plants in the U.S. expected to retire in the next four years. The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance was formed to break barriers that companies say they face with utilities and regulators in their efforts to reduce carbon emissions

Akamai Pledges to Source Renewable Energy for Data Centers


Akamai has well more than 200,000 servers running in data centers spread across 126 countries. That’s the kind of distributed system you build if you want to be one of the world’s largest content delivery networks. This week, the company announced it wants to get to a point where at least half of that infrastructure is powered by renewable energy.

Race to the Future!

G7 host Japan goes rogue on coal as renewable jobs buck global trend


Japan, host of this week?s G7 summit, is isolated before the meeting has even begun, as its continued love of dirty coal has exposed it as a rogue among its G7 peers.

Pressure mounts on Sweden to ditch Vattenfall coal sale


Pressure is mounting on the Swedish government to halt the sale of its German lignite mines, with a ?special? debate on the issue kicking off in the country?s Parliament.

The ?fight goes on? as UK ends 5-year fracking hiatus


Fracking could soon take place in the UK, following a five-year hiatus, as North Yorkshire County Council give Third Energy the green light to drill in Ryedale.

Cape Grim climate milestone underscores need for urgent action


The burden fossil fuels are putting on the planet is again in the spotlight, as an atmospheric monitoring site in Tasmania?s Cape Grim has recorded carbon dioxide measurements of 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time.

300,000+ public health professionals call on G7 to speed clean energy shift


More than 300,000 doctors, nurses, public health professionals and health advocates from 30 countries are calling on the world?s seven largest economies to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives ahead of this month?s high level G7 meeting in Japan.

Climate Change Headlines

Carbon traders expect continued boost from Paris, but price concerns linger


Source: Business Green - Alongside a host of climate finance pledges, emission reduction targets and green growth plans, the Paris Agreement crucially also included a commitment to support emissions trading mechanisms. As a result, the wave of positivity towards tackling climate change that has swept up many green policy makers and businesses post-Paris also seems to have taken hold among those involved in carbon trading.

RGGI Carbon Prices Expected to Stabilize at June 1 Auction


Source: Bloomberg BNA - The price of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative carbon allowances, which took a big hit in March, is expected to remain steady in RGGI's next auction on June 1, according to several experts from academia, environmental groups and the industry interviewed by Bloomberg BNA.

EUís Delbeke Backs Tighter Carbon Supply Over Price Floor


Source: Bloomberg - The European Commission will not support a proposal to introduce a price floor or corridor in Europeís emissions market and prefers supply controls to strengthen the system, according to senior European Union official Jos Delbeke.

Voluntary Carbon Markets Show Steady Growth As Paris Reframes Climate Action


Source: Ecosystem Marketplace - Voluntary buyers around the world paid to offset the equivalent of 84.1 million (M) tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2015, a 10% increase from 2014, led by private-sector companies taking proactive steps to reduce emissions ahead of regulation, according to a new report from Forest Trendsí Ecosystem Marketplace (EM).

Climate Queen: Abba takes over UN talks in Figueres tribute


Source: Climate Home - Tears, applause and a 1970s Swedish pop group dominated UN climate talks on Thursday, as as envoys and civil society lined up to pay tribute to the departing Christiana Figueres.

msnbc.com: Climate Change

Australia passes landmark carbon price laws


A convoy of trucks protesting against the Australian government's proposed carbon tax drive past Parliament House (L) in Canberra August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim WimborneAustralia's parliament passed landmark laws to impose a price on carbon emissions on Tuesday in one of the biggest economic reforms in a decade, giving new impetus to December's global climate talks in South Africa.




Study tallies health costs of climate disasters


Natural disasters tied to climate change not only cause physical damage but create significant health costs in terms of hospitalizations and lives lost, according to a study published Monday.

(Incandescent) lights to go out in China


China announced Friday it will phase out incandescent light bulbs within five years in an attempt to make the world's most polluting nation more energy efficient.

Warming gases saw biggest jump on record


Coal-fired power plants,†like this on in Huaibei, China, are key contributors to emissions of carbon, a greenhouse gas.The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.




NYC-sized iceberg being born on Antarctica


Part of an 18-mile-long crack in the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is seen from a NASA jet on Oct. 26.Scientists on an aerial survey of Antarctica have come across an 18-mile-long break in an ice shelf, a sign that the unstable area is giving birth to an iceberg likely to be larger than New York City.




msnbc.com: Environment

Togo seizes tusks of 500 dead elephants


Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons †of ivory ?††the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons †of ivory ?††the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.




Report: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact


A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so.

Snowy owl recovering after being hit by bus in DC


A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.




Why Mexico is losing millions of butterflies


The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.




Changing climate is killing penguin chicks in Argentina


Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.




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